Talking Business

James Eddy: Credit-card swipe fees cost everyone dearly, need oversight

“Just like the utility companies that provide electricity, water, and gas to our locations, we have no alternatives when it comes to swipe fees and no choice but to build them into our pricing,” writes James Eddy, a third-generation restaurateur. “The bottom line is that everything is more expensive because of swipe fees — no matter how you pay. It’s time for a change to the system.”

Cityscape

Restaurant inspections for Nov. 26

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority of critical health code violations: Cinetopia Prairiefire, Governor Stumpy’s Grill House, McDonald’s, Pinstripes, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, New China Star, Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Shoal Creek Lounge & Grill.

Cityscape

One outlet store expanding, one closing

Express Outlet plans to open a metro location. Tommy Hilfiger Outlet plans to close Dec. 28 in the Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Quick’s Bar- B-Q has closed their brick-and-mortar restaurant after 50 years but will continue as a catering and food truck operation

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